In case you haven’t heard yet, big news for cute magical girl lovers everywhere – Sailor Moon, the iconic magical girl schoolgirl-turned-warrior of our generator, is getting a whole new anime series in honor of her 20th anniversary! As a lot of magical girls are hitting big anniversaries lately, they’re coming back into the forefront with fans and fashion designers, like Creamy Mami, so they’re suddenly having a fresh surge in popularity!
The claim is that the new anime will more closely follow the manga, which got its own re-release just a few months ago. I got my first copy when I was in San Francisco this June! I can’t wait to see how the new anime differs from the first!
While I only vaguely remember watching Sailor Moon as child (if I recall, it came on too early for me to catch it after school… but I did have a glittery t-shirt!) I’ve got more into the series lately since the fans and the beautiful artwork of the series can be a little addictive. (And then I found out that Sailor Moon and I have the same birthday… and zodiac sign… and are both kind of lazy and don’t want to study…) I’ve also really attached to magical girls as a whole because they kick butt while looking cute – proof that you don’t need to be masculine (please, businesswomen of the 80s, spare us the macho shoulders pads) to be aggressive, driven, or focused. In a nutshell…
I only occasionally think of cosplaying as one of the characters, but since my sewing skills are pretty shabby, I love the idea of taking fashion influence from Sailor Moon! Here’s a little collage of items I’d love to add to any sweet lolita, fairy-kei or pop pastel outfit! I’m really liking that dip-dye sailor uniform – I think it’d be a cute project, especially since I’ve been dying a lot of my clothing lately. Both my pink denim jacket and my lavender lolita blouse were accomplished with a little fabric dye and a few hours’ time.
★ Sailor Moon Heart t-shirt ★ Cosmic Sailor Moon necklace ★ Moon sceptre necklace ★ Sailor lolita blouse (Angelic Pretty) ★ dip-dye sailor uniform, unknown – but a great DIY project! ★ Sailor Moon Series R pendant ★ pink bow heels ★ Sailor Moon pochette (with Luna) ★ Sailor Moon coin purse ★ Sailor Moon PGSM badge ★
Do you have any favorite Sailor Moon accessories or outfit inspirations I just snapped up the pink and lavender pochette above, and the PGSM badge for my collection! They’ll be great additions to one of my Otakon outfits in two weeks!
Speaking of, is anyone else going to Otakon? I’ll be there representing Sugar Freedom as their spokesmodel, taking them stateside for the first time! Make sure you check out the indie lolita designers’ fashion show!